Monte Ahuja donates $30 million to US hospital


In one of the biggest philanthropic acts by an Indian immigrant in the US, Monte Ahuja, the 60-year-old entrepreneur wrote down a whopping $ 30 million for Cleveland's University Hospitals to build what will be called the Ahuja Medical Center -- a full service hospital.

With a degree from Chandigarh's Punjab Engineering College, Manmohan Ahuja had torn himself away in 1968 from a close-knit family of seven sisters and a brother to catch a Swiss Air flight from Bombay, $ 12 in his wallet and an admission to a mechanical engineering program at Ohio State University.

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